Running NodeJS as native service in Debian Wheezy

21 Jun , 2013  

Running NodeJS as services in Debian or Ubuntu is quite easy, especially we are using tools like “runit”. The only requirements here is make sure your “node” located in “/usr/local/bin”, so it’s can be called globally.

We need to install Runit by :

sudo apt-get install runit

Now, we ready to configure nodejs applications running as services.

1. Create folder services in /etc
We need to make folder “/etc/sv” ownership into our user (not root). In debian we are using “admin” or in Ubuntu using “ubuntu”.